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 That New Amiga Os4, anyone using it?
guido
Posted: Dec 18 2006, 09:27 AM


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Hullo,

Long time no here!

I wondered if anyone was using the Amiga os these days, I saw an advert for it whilst browsing on the web, and fancied a play with it.

I currently had a fiddle with mandriva - and felt like an utter newbie using it. I wonder if the Amiga OS is nice and easy just like the old one?

would like to hear opinions.
I presume its for the PC and not the Amiga one or whatever?

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RetroSteve
Posted: Dec 18 2006, 11:59 AM


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I have never used it, but I have seen it on videos and stuff and it looks really good. I also want to try it. smile.gif cool.gif



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JT
Posted: Dec 18 2006, 06:13 PM


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Hey Guido, long time no see.

As for the Amiga OS4 question: OMG u fukin n00bzor RTFM yor mum is a x-box ROFLcopter kthxbye.

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Or to be more polite, I have no idea, but I'm sure others do, and are willing to post something up.

Anyway, did you check out the new site? There is soon to be an improved forum too, hope to see you over there sometime smile.gif
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QUOTE
Or to be more polite, I have no idea, but I'm sure others do, and are willing to post something up.


Put quite simply, no, it is not for PCs, and never will be (not in the forseeable future anyway). Hyperion-Entertainments license states that it is to be PowerPC only I think. Apparently, it is easier for them to get the OS to work on the limited range of PowerPC hardware that it will be running on, rather than getting it to work on all the x86 stuff that is out there. And it is also suppose to reduce piracy. And maybe Hyperion and Amiga prefer PowerPCs.

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guido
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Its okay, no worries JT - really.

I bite back as I cant stand those kind of replies, it just wears thin sometimes and I think is the complete opposite of what a forum is all about, banter chatting and exchanging information.

Sorry steve but I didnt see any banter in your post or any information, just a silly retort. But hey as the new yorkers say "forget about it"

I just posted to see what info or experience anyone had, I havent really been following the AMIGA developments myself thats why I posted. I wouldnt imagine for a second just because the OS has AMIGA in the title that it couldnt work on a PC - try and look at it from outside the amiga world.

Does LINUX require a pc with LINUX hardware to run? cough .....no

Anyway onward n upwards......
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QUOTE (guido @ Dec 18 2006, 10:04 PM)
Its okay, no worries JT - really.

I bite back as I cant stand those kind of replies,  it just wears thin sometimes and I think is the complete opposite of what a forum is all about, banter chatting and exchanging information.

Sorry steve but I didnt see any banter in your post or any information, just a silly retort.  But hey as the new yorkers say "forget about it"

I just posted to see what info or experience anyone had, I havent really been following the AMIGA developments myself thats why I posted. I wouldnt imagine for a second just because the OS has AMIGA in the title that it couldnt work on a PC - try and look at it from outside the amiga world.

Does LINUX require a pc with LINUX hardware to run? cough .....no

Anyway onward n upwards......


Sorry if you didn;t like my original post. I was only trying to give you a few clues to what the answer could be.
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TiredOfLife
Posted: Dec 18 2006, 11:52 PM


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You can't buy it yet.
Some people have the development versions which came with hardware you can no longer buy.
Full version with hardware is rumoured to be around the corner.
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harrison
Posted: Dec 19 2006, 12:22 AM


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It has been a long time in development and a release date has been promised for some time. Sadly we are still waiting.

As TiredOfLife said, the beta of Amiga OS4 was available for a while. If you purchased a PPC powered Amiga One system then you were given a copy of the pre release version of OS4 to use until the final release was finished.

To run Amiga OS4 you need to have either the new Amiga One computer, a compatible PPC powered computer such as the Pegasos range, or you need a classic Amiga with one of the supported PPC accelerators installed.

Production of the Amiga One was originally being handled by the UK store Eye-Tech who were directly involved in it's development and manufacture. I'm not sure on the current state of play in regard to this though as Eye-Tech is no longer trading and has been merged with AmigaKit.

Another PPC OS also exists that was based on the Amiga Workbench. This is called MorphOS and is available to purchase. It also needs a PPC powered computer to run and many use the Pegasos range to use it. I think you can also run it on PPC powered Macs but I am not certain, maybe Steve will know this.

There is however a big difference between Amiga OS 4 and the Amiga One computer, compared to previous versions of Workbench and the classic range of Amigas. PPC systems running Amiga OS4 are not compatible with any classic Amiga software. They can only run native PPC coded applications and games, and other classic Amiga software that didn't need to access the original Amiga chipset or kickstart roms. This therefore limited the ability to run most of the software range from the original system.
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guido
Posted: Dec 19 2006, 07:52 AM


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Ok thanks for that info, with that said.

Apart from steve jobs and his lovely looking mac software, we are all (mostly) heading for the "vista" train.

I was hoping the OS4 would have been another alternative OS to play with, I guess I was hoping for too much.
That brings me to the next question, I know that BILL GATES vista was half cracked - has anyone managed to do the whole job yet?
Not that I am condoning piracy - if its against the rules here ..............I think its a crime okay smile.gif


Id just rather use a cracked version without some of the nasty parts embeded inside it. From what I have read its rather tighter than a ducks bottom, with improved (cough) WGA and yet more shannanigans so that the average man will be more than willing to spend 250 on an OS. For me at least, I enjoyed fiddling with linux mandriva, but it wont replace my XP anytime soon.


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harrison
Posted: Dec 19 2006, 09:29 AM


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One to play around with that you might like to Google is AROS. It's a self booting PC Workbench.
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